Obituaries

Marvin W Dunn

Marvin W. Dunn, beloved brother, uncle and friend, 87, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Saturday February 17, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was born October 13, 1930 in Henry County, Ohio to the late Frank P. and Troas C. (Adams) Dunn. A lifelong resident of Bowling Green, Marv was a pillar of the Bowling Green community as an educator at Bowling Green High School, funeral director at Dunn Funeral Home and real estate agent for Newlove Realty. He was a 1952 graduate of Bowling Green High School and a 1963 graduate of Bowling Green State University. Marv served our country proudly in the United States Navy. He was assigned to Fighter Squadron Thirty-One and was primarily stationed in Sanford, Florida. He majored in secondary education at BGSU and taught American Literature at Bowling Green High School for many years. While teaching at BGHS he served as the Student Activities Director and was extremely active in high school hockey. Marv was an integral part of the early success of the Bobcat Hockey Program. He was the commissioner of the Northwest Ohio Hockey Conference for twelve years and the manager of the Ohio State Ice Hockey Tournament for eight years. He was a member of the Bowling Green Blueliners where he served on the booster board for many years. The legacy he leaves on this program is second to none and he will be fondly remembered by the countless number of athletes, parents and coaches he touched in the Bobcat Hockey Program. He was a licensed funeral director, playing an essential role in the founding and opening of Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green in 1975 with…


Laura Rood

Laura Rood, 74, of Bowling Green Ohio, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018. Laura was born to the late James and Helen (Schroeder) Strickland in Ashland, Kentucky.  She married Francis Rood in Rudolph, Ohio on June 21, 1963 he survives in Bowling Green, Ohio.  Laura is also survived by her daughters: Susan (Russell) Goris, of Brooklyn, New York; Debbra (Charles) Lundy of Holgate, Ohio; Sheri (Len) Caron of Plymouth, Massachusetts; sons: Steven (Keri) Rood of Swanton, Ohio & Kenneth Rood of Kingston, Massachusetts; brothers: Abraham Stricklen & Thomas (Barb) Strickland; grandchildren: Jeffery, Dana, Hanna, Jacob, Darren, Noah, Jared, Christopher, Kenneth Jr., Chip, Michael & Jordan; & 7 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents Laura was preceded in death by her daughter: Elizabeth; brothers: Richard & James Strickland. Laura was a 1962 graduate of Westwood High School.  She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.  She especially enjoyed spoiling her children and grandchildren as well as her nieces and nephews. Laura was a member of the Northside Baptist Church.  She would pass the time by shopping, talking on the phone or watching General Hospital.  Laura was known for her infectious smile and will be dearly missed. Visitation for Laura will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory 1460 W. Wooster St. Bowling Green Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171.  Funeral Services for Laura will be on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Michael Jenkins officiating. Memorial Contributions in Laura’s honor may be gifted to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or The American Cancer Society. The family would like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio for…


Hattie I Grubb

Hattie I. Grubb, 76, of Rudolph, Ohio passed away February 9, 2018. She was born November 16, 1941 in Kentucky. She married Benjamin Grubb and he preceded her in death April 19, 1994. Hattie work for over 30 years as a nutrition specialist at the Grand Rapids Care Center. She enjoyed cooking, loved Elvis and enjoyed fishing and camping with her family. She is survived by her daughter Teresa (Shawn) Parke of Bowling Green, Ohio, grandchildren Justin (Andrea) Firman, Serina Hague, Kaysie Hague, Misty (Doug) Rose and Kevin Park, 11 great-grandchildren and brothers Jeff Binion and Chris Binion. Services will be private for the family. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Dunn Funeral Home, 408 West Wooster St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Grubb family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on February 9, 2018.


Sammy R Dewyer

Sammy R. Dewyer, 73, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away peacefully in his sleep at Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green, Ohio. Born March 30, 1944 to the late Madeline and Carl Vee Dewyer. On June 19, 1976 he married his best friend and soulmate Sandy, who survives in B.G. He is also survived by sons Jayme (Missey) Dewyer and Jeremy Dewyer, and grandson Killian Dewyer. He is also survived by four siblings, Carl (Marianne) Dewyer, Steve (Sherry) Dewyer, Terry Dewyer and Connie (Jimmy) Holicker. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Troy. An avid outdoorsman, spending summers fishing, and winters hunting and trapping. He loved the sport of bowling and was extremely proud of his 300 game. Sammy gladly enlisted in the United States Army to serve in Vietnam. Upon returning to Bowling Green, he became a paramedic and fireman with the Bowling Green Fire Department. Forever making friends, he lived life to the fullest, sharing it with everyone he knew. His infectious smile and laugh will stay in our hearts forever. There was never a dull moment in the backyard with family and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday February 8, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street. A Scripture Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to a charity of the donor’s choice. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Dewyer family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on February 9, 2018.


Marjorie ‘Marge’ Miller

Marjorie J. “Marge” Miller, 85, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away February 3, 2018 after a sudden, brief illness. She was born May 10, 1932 in Maroa, Illinois to Virgil and Margaret (Eads) Leach. She married Edmund J. “Jack” Miller in 1961 and he preceded her in death in 1968. Marge received her Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She began her career as a Cooperative Extension Service Home Economics agent in Jersey County, IL. She then worked as a researcher at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati before beginning teaching at the University of Cincinnati. In 1973, Marge moved to Bowling Green and taught textiles and fashion merchandising at BGSU until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, a board member of the BGSU Retirees Association, and active in many other groups including the Wood County League of Women Voters, and King’s Daughters and Sons. She was a long-time volunteer at the Wood County Hospital, Bridge Hospice Care Center, and had delivered wheeled meals. Marge was very active in the Bowling Green community, whether attending City Council meetings, local concerts, BGSU sporting events, or doing daily water aerobics. She had a passion for travel and loved spending time with her family and friends. Marge touched so many people with her joyful spirit and generosity. She will be deeply missed as a mom, grandma, sibling, aunt, friend, neighbor, volunteer, and community member, and by the hundreds of students whose lives she impacted. She will be remembered by all those who knew her as living life to the fullest. Marge is survived by her daughter Margaret Miller (Ernesto Stein)…


Janet Susan Schmeltz

Janet Susan Schmeltz, age 64, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away, Friday, February 2, 2018 in Bowling Green, Ohio with her loving family by her side. Janet was born on September 14, 1953 in Toledo, Ohio to the late John and Mary (Carpenean) Drogomir.  Following her graduation from Bowsher High School and Bowling Green State University, Janet began teaching in Bryan, Ohio at the first-grade level.  She moved back to the Toledo area and taught Kindergarten at Lark Elementary for most of the remainder of her teaching career (a total of 35 years).  She loved children and teaching was a true passion. This passion was curtailed twice in 1984, when Janet developed primary breast cancers, and again when they metastasized to her lung in 1986.  She went through a clinical at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, receiving extremely high doses of chemotherapy, which allowed her to remain cancer free until 1994.  At that time, a new primary breast tumor was discovered, with doctors declaring her cured from stage 4 cancer and re-staged as stage 1. Traveling was a great love for Janet.  She enjoyed the National Parks, especially cross-country skiing Yellowstone in the winter.  River rafting the Grand Canyon was another favorite trip.  She and her husband enjoyed Jasper and Lake Louise, as well as many overseas trips.  At home, she cuddled with her cats, gardened, solved cross-word puzzles and sewed crafts and clothing for her great grand-nieces and nephews. Janet volunteered in many ways for the support of those battling breast cancer.  She worked for the “Look Good, Feel Better” program, spoke on panels, co-facilitated the Y&B support group, helped the “Race for the Cure”, as well…


Matilda Shonk

Matilda Rosella (Tober) Shonk, aged 98, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed peacefully away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Bowling Green Manor. Tillie was born in March 1919 to Henry and Rosella (Loge) Tober in Toledo, Ohio. Her family moved first to the outskirts of Bowling Green and later to a farm outside town; Tillie drove the horse and wagon loaded with the family’s household goods when they moved. In 1964 she graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in education and began teaching in local elementary schools. Fifth grade was her favorite because, as she said, ” the students were so clever”. When her husband of many years, Harold Shonk, retired, she joined him in running his retirement project, Shonk’s Orchard.  Over the years it grew into a popular local stop for apples, cider and honey. Tillie was active in Haskins’ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and other regional Lutheran communities.  A keen gardener, she was an involved member of the Friendly Town and Country Garden Club; her colorful flower garden, planted years ago, still thrives and spreads. There was always a black lab or two someplace around; Tillie had a gift for speaking to dogs and children. Tillie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and only child, Judy, and by sisters Elsie Potter and Frieda Shonk and brothers Arthur Tober and Waldymar Tober.   She is survived by sisters Betty Weaver and Norma Jean Stratton, and numerous nieces and nephews, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There will be no services as per her wishes. Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice. Tillie’s family would like to thank the exceptional staff at Bowling…


Marian B Moore

Marian B. Moore, 93, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away January 28, 2018. She was born April 11, 1924 in Waco, Texas to R.J. and Mabel (White) Brown. She married Hollis A. Moore August 22, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1981. Marian was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. While her husband Hollis served as president of Bowling Green State University, Marian would assist him with various jobs around campus. She is survived by her son Hollis A. Moore III of Tucson, Arizona and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and son Michael Brown Moore. A private graveside service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Hollis Moore Scholarship Fund at BGSU. To share an online condolence with the Moore family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on February 5, 2018.


Jane ‘Susie’ Jividen

Jane E. Jividen, age 82, of Bowling Green, OH passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green, OH. She was born on December 14, 1935 in Bradner, OH to Stewart and Velma (Long) Knepper. For over 25 years she was a secretary at BGSU. Jane was a former member of Pemberville United Methodist Church, Pemberville. In her spare time, she enjoyed lunches at the Pemberville Senior Center, swimming with the Senior Swimming Program at Wood County Hospital and reading. Most of all spending time with her family gave her the greatest joy. Jane is survived by her children: John Jividen of Portage, Cathi (Les Mintz) Smith of Gibsonburg, Tim (Debbie) Jividen of Pemberville, grandchildren: Steve (Stephanie) Smith, Matt Smith, Jason Jividen, great grandson: Keegan Smith, brother: John (Carol Sue) Knepper of Bradner, nieces, nephews and special feline companion: Maddie. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter-in-law: Janet Jividen. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 4-8 PM at the Marsh Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH where a memorial service will be conducted at 11 AM on Thursday, February 1, 2018. There will be additional visitation on Thursday from 10 AM until time of services. A bereavement luncheon will be served at the Pemberville United Methodist Church, Pemberville immediately following the memorial services. Consideration for memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society or Wood County Senior Center, Bowling Green. Posted by: admin on January 30, 2018.


Arlene Louise Pugh

Arlene Pugh, 85 of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Arlene was born to the late Earl and Alice (Trumbull) Tolles in Milton Center, Wood County, Ohio. As an 8th grader, her family moved from Milton to Weston. Before graduating in 1950, she was a cheerleader and was chosen to attend the 1949 Buckeye Girls State. She also met her “love of her life” John Pugh and they married August 10, 1952 in the Weston United Methodist Church. They celebrated 48 wonderful years until his death May 5, 2001. Surviving are: Carla (Steve) Meredith; Kay (Kraig) Hanneman; John “JD” (Kim) Pugh, all of Bowling Green; sister, Mary Ann Johns, of Weston; her grandchildren: Koury and Kara Hanneman; Emily and Rebecca Meredith; David (Jill) Pugh; Christopher Pugh; Lindsay Kruczkowski all of Bowling Green; and Samantha (Kyle) Kirby of Woodville; her great grandchildren: Alex, Karson, Gabriel, Oakley, Emma, Greyson, Nick; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers: Robert and Donald Tolles, and great-grandson, Carter. She will be greatly missed. Arlene worked as a cashier at Weston Produce, postal clerk in the Weston Post Office, and later as a sales clerk for many years at the former BG Sears and Roebuck Catalog Store. Arlene was a faithful member and prayer warrior of First Christian Church, Bowling Green. She was a former officer and member of Weston/Greenwood OES Chapter, Red Hatters and Weston Homemakers. She, along with her sister-in-law, Phyllis Murphy, enjoyed cheering on the BGSU Falcon Girls Basketball Team. She and her husband enjoyed “RV-ing” to many great places in the U. S. and…


Sarah M Leggat

Sarah M. Leggat, 65, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away on Sunday January 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family in the comfort of her own home after a valiant fight with cancer. Sarah was born on August 31, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland to the late James and Elizabeth (Hegarty) Hamill. She married Dr. Ian Leggat on April 10, 1981 in Buckna, Northern Ireland and he survives in Bowling Green. Also surviving are her two sons: Andrew and David Leggat of Fairmont, West Virginia and a brother Thomas Hamill of Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Sarah was a Registered Nurse and a Midwife. She attended Dayspring Assembly of God Church in Bowling Green. Sarah had a true love for gardening and cooking, where she was especially known for her caramel squares and her Banoffee pies.  Sarah had a heart of gold, she would bake for individuals who were receiving cancer treatment at the Maurer Family Cancer Center at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green. Every Monday, Sarah took in home baking for them to have.  Sarah worked closely with her cousin in Northern Ireland in doing research and genealogy on their family. The most important part of Sarah’s life was her family. She enjoyed traveling to different places with her husband Dr. Leggat. Among her favorite destinations were Venice and St. Maarten. Visitation for Sarah will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 from  2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Sarah’s Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:30 PM in the funeral home, Pastor Jason Vickery officiating. Memorial…


Miriam H Fouts

Miriam H. Fouts, 92, of Tontogany, Ohio passed away Sunday January 28, 2018. She was born July 25, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio to Donald and Laura (Wichman) Draper. She married Ben Fouts in 1950 and he survives. Miriam graduated from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in 1946 and worked as a registered nurse for the Wood County Hospital, Wood County Health Department and also did home health care services. Following her nursing career, she and her husband Ben were the owners and operators of Fouts Cleaners, retiring in 1998. She was a member of the Tontogany Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder and treasurer. She was a Girl Scout leader, involved with 4-H and was a member of the Tontogany American Legion Auxiliary. Miriam worked as a health team volunteer which helped the underprivileged. Her greatest joy in life came from spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a skilled baker, her specialties being apple pies and cinnamon rolls. Her family and friends will remember her as a compassionate, loving and giving person. More than anything, it was her love of God and her Lord Jesus which characterized how she lived. Along with her husband of nearly 68 years, Ben, she is survived by her sons John (Diane) Fouts of Bowling Green, Ohio and Jim (Sandy) Fouts of Bowling Green, Ohio, daughters Mary (Bruce) Rohrbacher of Bowling Green, Ohio and Laurie (Dick) Wasserman of Burgoon, Ohio, sister Virginia Retzke of Bowling Green, Ohio, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Steve Fouts and brother Donald Draper Jr. Visitation will be held Thursday February 1, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m….


Michael Serrato

Michael L. Serrato, 41, of Bowling Green, OH, died January 28, 2018 at his home. He was born June 15, 1976 in Bowling Green, OH to John and Violet (Wheeler) Serrato. Michael was a 1995 Otsego High School Graduate and he went on to graduate from Owens Community College. Michael will always be remembered for his jokes, laughter and unique sense of humor. He loved watching sports and golfing with his brother and nephews. He loved the Lord with all his heart. Michael worked as a machinist at IMCO Carbide in Perrysburg, OH. He was a member of Word of Truth Church in Bowling Green, OH. He married Jessica (Hall) May 23, 2015. She survives along with his parents, John and Violet Serrato, brother, Johnny (Rachel) Serrato, sister, Holly (Kris) Serrato, and nephews and niece, Chaz, Naz, Wyatt, Kaleb, Leah and Asher. His grandparents, Howard and Sue Wheeler and Trinidad and Cande Serrato, preceded him in death. Friends and family may visit Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd., Waterville, OH, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will take place Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Evangelist Jim Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grand Rapids, OH. The family suggests giving memorials to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To leave an online memory please visit dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on January 30, 2018.


Evelyn Leslie

Evelyn Elizabeth Leslie, formerly of Luckey, OH, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Heritage Corner Skilled Nursing Center, Bowling Green, OH.  The youngest of eight children, she was born May 17, 1929 to William and Elizabeth (Dresf) Goeckerman in Troy Twp., OH.  Evelyn married Paul Leslie on June 11, 1949 in Latcha, OH.  She was a stay-at-home mother and was also employed as a part-time custodian and cook in the Eastwood School District at Luckey Elementary School.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, OH, where she was active in the women’s circle groups.  She took great pride in her home, family, and faith. Evelyn is survived by her children: Michael W.(Roberta) Leslie, Bowling Green; Nancy Higgins, Boca Raton, Florida; and Roger Leslie, Kent, OH; grandchildren: Michael P. Leslie, Elizabeth (Steve) Snyder, Shannon Higgins; great-grandchildren: Mason, Bowen, and Brynn Snyder, brother-in-law: George Leslie, sister-in-law: Marge Goeckerman, beloved niece: Lois Ann Steensen, and treasured friend: Elaine Grolle. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Paul; sisters: Inez Sandwisch, Esther Schmidt, and Vera Radeloff; brothers: Lloyd, Clarence, Norvall, and William Goeckerman, and son-in-law: Michael Higgins. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory Remembrance Chapel, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, OH 43402 with Rev. Cynthia Ritter officiating. Interment will follow the services at the Funeral Home in the Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey, Ohio. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Heritage Corner, especially Christie, Crystal, and Angelina and Bridge Hospice nurses Natalie and Anna for their kind care of Evelyn. Memorial contribution in Evelyn’ honor may be…


Tanya L Green

Tanya L. Green, 73 years of age, passed away, Thursday, January 11, 2018. Tanya was born on August 17, 1944 to Robert H. and Miriam E. (Garlinger) Green who predeceased her in death.  Her sister: Robin Bechstein also predeceased her.  Surviving her are two nephews: David Bechstein and Michel Bechstein. Tanya worked at Wood Lane Industries during her life time.  She enjoyed the monthly visits of her cousin Gretchen Lab.  She loved her dog Cooper.  She was a member of the Eastern Stars. Funeral Services for Tanya will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171.  Interment will follow in the Plain Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Tanya’s honor may be given to the charity of the Donor’s Choice. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Tanya’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on January 30, 2018.


Betty L Stalter

Betty L. Stalter, 87, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday January 15, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born January 6, 1931 in Hickory, North Carolina to Garlin and Maude (Lail) Boliek. She married Robert J. Stalter in 1949 and he preceded her in death September 7, 2013. Betty was an almost 50 year member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green. She graduated from Garfield High School in Akron, Ohio in 1949. She enjoyed baking and quilting, making over 100 quilts in her lifetime. Her greatest joy in life came from the time she spent with her family. She is survived by her sons Robert Stalter Jr. of Sanford, North Carolina, Daniel (Martina) Stalter of Bowling Green, Ohio and Thomas (Susan) Stalter of Bowling Green, Ohio, daughters Theresa (Mike) Marsh) of Bowling Green, Ohio and Mary Ann (Brian) Hennessy of Rossford, Ohio, 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband Robert, Betty was preceded in death by her brother Donald Boliek and special Aunt Elizabeth Garren. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday January 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 S. Enterprise St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Father Mark Davis will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to St. Aloysius Catholic Church. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Stalter family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on January 30, 2018.


Scott M Jameson III

Scott M. Jameson III, 82, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Sunday January 14, 2018. He was born February 3, 1935 in Frankfort, Kentucky to Scott Jameson II and Lucille (Warren) Jameson. He married Barbara Mason in 1970 and she survives in Bowling Green. Scott served our country in the United States Army. While in Germany, he got the opportunity to play Basketball for the Army. When back in the United States he got to play against the Harlem Globetrotters. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Kentucky State University. He worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Bristol-Myers Pfizer. Scott helped initiate a bridge program for graduate students from Kentucky State University to BGSU. He loved traveling with his wife, taking trips all around the world and taking numerous cruises. Along with his wife Barbara, he is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Denise Kornegay of Bowling Green, Ohio, grandchildren Sharlie Denise James of Washington D.C. and Jeffrey Leslie of Washington D.C., great-granddaughter Charlese James, brother David (Kathy) Jameson of Louisville, Kentucky, sisters Mary L. Bacon of Frankfort, Kentucky and Norma Jean Clay of Frankfort, Kentucky, sister-in-law Avis Jameson, nieces Latasha Randolph, Latanya Winters, Adrienne Glenn and Norma Clay and nephews Cuttie Bacon IV, Cutia Brown, Damion Jameson, Adrian Jameson, David L. Clay, Harry Clay III and Cress Clay. He was preceded in death by his identical twin brother Max Warren Jameson. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home, 408 West Wooster St. in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shriner Hospital for Children. To share an online…


Kristin Vessey

Kristin Yahn Bergstrom Vessey died January 11, 2017 after a fall in her home at the age of 78 years. Born in Decatur, IL, to Dolores Yahn Bergstrom and Carl Arvid Bergstrom on 17 July 1939, she was the oldest of 4 children & is survived by 2 of them: Carla of Pennsylvania and Susan of Colorado. She was raised in Leonia, NJ, and lived there until she married college classmate Stephen Hulbert Vessey on 18 March 1962. They adopted 2 children, Nathan Yahn Vessey of Houston, Texas and Samantha Bergstrom Vessey Arvada, Colorado. There are 3 grandchildren: Renee Vessey, Adeline Hessel, and Aiden Hessel. She was preceded in death by her brother Stephen who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2016 in Pennsylvania. Kristin graduated from Leonia HS in NJ (1957) & Swarthmore College in PA (1961), majoring in Biology. She & her husband lived in Puerto Rico for 4 years before moving to Bowling Green, OH. She worked in various labs with Dr. William Jackson (rats), Nancy Seifert (salamanders), & Dr. Arthur Brecher (human hearts) and was taking courses such as Dr. Jane Forsyth’s geology. She had already started volunteer service to the community, e.g., the Wood County Health Dept’s Family Planning Clinic, which was replaced after a tumultuous time by Planned Parenthood. After Samantha started 1st grade Kristin started graduate school at BGSU, earning her MS degree in 1985 (w/ Dr. Woodruff) and PhD in 1991 (w/ Dr. Underwood), both in biology, winning the Shanklin Award for her doctoral research on early development in Drosophila. She continued doing research and teaching in the Biology Dept., transferring to the Center for Environmental Programs from 1998 until June 2002….


Thomas LaPolt

Thomas B. LaPolt, loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, 53 years young, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family in Bowling Green, Ohio. Thomas was born on February 22, 1964 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to Thomas and Julianne (McCarley) LaPolt. He married the love of his life Dena (Bookout) LaPolt on May 9, 1987 in Springfield, Ohio and she survives in Bowling Green, Ohio. Along with his wife Dena, Thomas is survived by his daughter: Devin LaPolt, of Bowling Green, a son: Noah LaPolt, of Bowling Green, his mother: Julianne “Julie” LaPolt, of Beavercreek, Ohio; a sister: Anita (Michael) Gallagher, of Silver Spring, Maryland; a brother: Scott A. (Deana) LaPolt, of Douglas, Massachusetts; a sister-in-law: Darcy Inge, of Ashland, Virginia along with a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews cousins and a very dear and special aunt: Janet McCluer. Thomas was a 1982 graduate of West Springfield High School in Springfield Virginia. He graduated in 1989 from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. Upon completing his college education Thomas entered the field of banking which led to his life long career in finance where he worked as a commercial business lender for First-Federal Bank. Thomas was a man who not only was a devoted son, husband and father, he was also devoted to the community he lived in worked in. He was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church, served on the board for Woodlane Residential Services and WBGU-TV as well as one of the many founders of the BLAST youth traveling baseball team and served as the Bowling Green High School…


Forrest ‘Fuzzy’ Fausnaugh

Forrest “Fuzzy” Fausnaugh, 67, was comforted by family and friends as he peacefully passed away on Jan. 1st 2018 at Wood County Hospital. Forrest was born on Aug. 3rd 1950 to the late Raymond and Mildred Fausnaugh. He was proceeded in death by his brother Francis (Rose) and his sister Marie (Dallas). He graduated from Otsego High School which is where he met his wife, Geraldine Richmond. Fuzzy and Geri had two children, Joseph (Betsy) and Andrew (Joyce), and were blessed with 5 grandchildren Jacob, Maxwell, Jeremy, Elijah, and Lucas. For the last 19 years, Fuzzy had been loved and cared for by his long-time girlfriend Rose Davis. He was retired from Libby Owens Ford/Pilkington after a career that spanned over 35 years. While his job involved the manufacture of automotive glass, Fuzzy’s true passion was working on the family farm. He, along with his son Andy, worked tirelessly to plant and harvest crops on a few parcels of property that had been passed along from previous generations. Though he never made a lot of money through his farming operation, Fuzzy became a fixture in the local agricultural community. He was always willing to lend a hand to another farmer in need and the favor was gratefully returned when he needed assistance from his friends. To know Fuzzy was to love him. He had one of those magnetic personalities that only a truly genuine person with an over-sized heart could possess. He was a great man not due to his career or his savings account, but rather for the impactful way that he touched the lives of so many people who had the honor to call him their friend. Friends…


Suzanne ‘Sue’ Kretzschmar

Suzanne (Zander) Kretzschmar, 83, of Pemberville, Ohio passed away Saturday December 30, 2017. Sue was born in Dayton, Ohio on June 13, 1934 to Waldo H. “Butch” and August “Gus” (Foster) Zander. She graduated from Englewood High School in 1952. She was an accomplished horsewoman as a teenager, riding five gaited horses. With the help of her parents, she took her horse to a Christian College in Columbia, Missouri. She was very successful in the horse shows she entered in Columbus, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago. At that time Christian College had one of the best, if not the best horsemanship instruction in the United States. Christian College in 1952 was a two year Girl’s college. She graduated in 1954 and promptly enrolled at the University of Missouri, keeping her horse in Columbia, MO. She graduated in 1956 with a bachelors in Home Economics, majoring in interior design. She met John Kretzschmar in a mixer in the fall of 1952 and John was her first date in college. John and Sue both graduated from the University of Missouri in 1956 and were married on October 6, 1956 in Dayton, Ohio. With John’s three years in the U.S. Air Force and job changes they moved eleven times in their first thirteen years of marriage, coming to Bowling Green in 1970. Sue and John were the founders of Blako Industries, INC in 1970. She started working in a one girl office, as a receptionist, telephone operator, secretary and janitor. You name it, she did it. She retired in 1996 when the company was sold to key employees. Sue had two children, Brian R. in 1958 and Leigh Anne in 1960. She…


Dorothy V Lugabihl

Dorothy V. Lugabihl, 102, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday January 1, 2018. She was born January 30, 1915 in Portage, Ohio to Charles E. and Elsie E. (Fletcher) Beaupre. She married Gerald “Jerry” Lugabihl on February 12, 1934 and he preceded her in death. Dorothy was a graduate of Bowling Green High School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, Circle of Joy member and a former volunteer at the Wood County Hospital. She was a knitting “helper” at Kathy’s Quality Yarns and she enjoyed traveling, reading, knitting and sewing. Her greatest joy in life came from spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Kathy Lugabihl of Bowling Green, Ohio, grandson Michael (Susan) Lugabihl of Bloomdale, Ohio, 5 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Along with her husband Jerry, she was preceded in death by her son Robert Lugabihl, brother Clarence Beaupre and granddaughter Donna (Lugabihl) Venis. Dorothy’s funeral service will be held on Friday January 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Visitation will begin Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Webster Township Cemetery in Scotch Ridge. Memorial contributions can be given in her memory to the First Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Church St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on January 5, 2018.


Rosemary Diane Kotula

Rosemary Diane Kotula, age 83, of Perrysburg, OH passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 6, 1934 in Toledo to Frank and Harriet (Klimczak) Rosinski. On March 2, 1956, she married John “Jay” Kotula in Toledo, who preceded her in death on September 3, 2001. For numerous years Rosemary was employed as assistant head cook for the Perrysburg local schools, retiring to spend time with Jay. Rosemary was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Dowling, assisting with Sharing Hands and the funeral lunch ministries. Affectionately known as “Nana” to her granddaughters, she always loved attending their activities and special events. She also enjoyed helping out at Troy-Webster American Legion Auxiliary #240, reading and doing word searches. However, she was especially noted for her love of shopping! Rosemary is survived by her son: Brian (Karen) Kotula of Bowling Green, brother: Ted Marczak and granddaughters: Stacy (Corey) Stulpin and Andrea (fiancé Zachary Kosek) Kotula. In addition to her husband Jay of 45 years, she is preceded in death by her parents and brother: Daniel Ross. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:00-11:30 AM at the Marsh Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH. At 11:00 AM the Troy-Webster American Legion Auxiliary #240 and Troy-Webster American Legion Post #240 will have an organizational walk-through. There will be a brief time of prayer and reflection upon conclusion of the visitation at 11:30 AM. Officiating will be Pastor William Hutflies. A bereavement luncheon will be served at the Troy-Webster American Legion Post #240 located at 335 Park Drive, in Luckey immediately…


Rebecca S Roberts

Rebecca S. Roberts, age 51, of Perrysburg, OH passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her residence. She was born on July 28, 1966 in Toledo, OH to Helen Alene Lambert. Rebecca was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking. She was member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Bowling Green, OH. In her spare time, she enjoyed bike riding, coloring and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Rebecca is survived by her husband: Jeff, children: Keri (Will Csendes) Riffle of Napoleon, Kahla (Anthony) Vollmer of GA, Nicole Riffle of McClure, Donald Riffle of Weston, step-children: Tammy Roberts of Perrysburg, Bradley Roberts of Perrysburg, Amanda Sexton of Toledo, Michael Roberts of Bowling Green, 13 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, sister: Paula of MI, brother: Daniel Lambert of Marion, sister-in-law: Linda Roberts of Pemberville and special therapy cat: Jasper. She was preceded in death by her adopted mother: Jean Gantz and grandson: Adrian Riffle. Family and friends will be received on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Marsh Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH. Graveside services will be private at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church-Wednesday Night Live. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at www.marshfuneralhomes.com. Posted by: admin on January 5, 2018.


Paul Eckhardt, Sr.

Paul Eckhardt Sr., loving husband, father, and friend, 82, of Weston, Ohio passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. Paul was born in Toledo, Ohio to the late Harry and Geneva (Stinehart) Eckhardt. Married the love of his life, Joan Bateson, who survives him, at the Church of Christ in Wayne, Ohio on September 14, 1958. Along with his wife, Paul is survived by his daughters: Faye Haskill of Toledo, Ohio; and Dianne Bloom of Bowling Green, Ohio; a son: Paul Eckhardt Jr. of Bowling Green, Ohio; 7 grandchildren: and 7 great-grandchildren. Along with his parents Paul was preceded in death by his brothers: Jack, Kenny, and Robert Eckhardt; and sister: Marge Leimgruber. Paul worked as a tumbler at Ottawa Rubber Company for 42 years. In his younger years he developed a strong work ethic, working as a caddy at a golf course and setting up pins at a bowling alley. He saved up the money he earned to be the first in his family to buy a car. Paul never missed a day of work and was self-taught, graduating from “The School of Hard Knocks”. He enjoyed western movies, collecting coffee mugs, and playing shuffleboard. Paul took the family camping to the state parks all around Ohio and was a member of the National Campers and Hikers Association. In his later years, Paul and Joan lived down in Florida where he would take “Penny”, his beloved dog, for rides on his 3-wheel bicycle. Paul was a member of Mount Zion United Brethren and loved his church. He will be dearly missed. Visitation for Paul will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 9:00 AM until the time of his…